Although The Everett Clinic and Providence Regional Medical Center Everett are competing systems, they cooperate on regional goals. For example:
A 40-person hospitalist team made up of Everett Clinic physicians is in place 24/7 at Providence to carefully manage inpatient utilization. The hospitalist program has proven to be a very effective way for a large medical group and hospital to collaborate and manage the cost and quality of healthcare.
The Everett Clinic and Providence avoided a medical "arms race" by finding innovative ways to cooperate on the establishment of a regional cancer center. The cancer center was able to buy specialized equipment that would have been out of reach for a smaller center, thanks to collaboration among Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, The Everett Clinic, Western Washington Medical Group and Northwest Washington Radiation Oncology Associates. With this unique partnership, Everett now has a single, large cancer center rather than having two to three scattered through the community.
The Everett Clinic and Providence work together on process improvement initiatives designed to reduce hospital re-admissions and improve discharge planning.